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San Francisco's top cop gets chopped for free-lance censorship

COPS SHOULD HAVE SKINS THICKER THAN AN ELEphant's hide. After all, each day they confront life's most horrible scenery, from murder to mayhem. But San Francisco police chief Richard Hongisto's thin skin got him canned last week because he allegedly couldn't stand the sight of a gay newspaper that blasted | his handling of the protests that erupted in San Francisco following the Rodney King verdict in the suburbs of Los Angeles. So he reportedly ordered some officers to strip them off the racks.

The San Francisco Bay Times, which serves the Bay Area's gay and lesbian community, ran a cover...

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